Beef Lok LAK sALAD



Ready In:

 45 minutes – 1 hour 

Chef Tip: Make sure the beef is room temperature before cooking it, this will mean that the meat is much more juicy and tender.


For all the Lok Lak lovers out there, rejoice! Now you can savour the flavours of Lok Lak all year round with this sensational summer salad recipe. This dish will quickly become your go-to for summer gatherings, combining zesty beef marinade with the iconic touch of ground black pepper that defines Lok Lak. This recipe perfectly balances the traditional Cambodian flavours with the salty depth of fish sauce and tamari, bringing a refreshing twist to the classic Lok Lak. The result is a vibrant and flavourful salad that’s perfect for hot summer days.



2tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove (crushed)
½ Lime (juice)
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper and 1 pinch of flaky sea salt
300g Beef Sirloin Steak (UK & Organic Steak – I source my meat from Meatbox Bristol)

Chopped Salad
Red Cabbage
Spring Onion
Large tomatoes
10g Coriander (picked)
10g Mint (picked)

1 Lime (juice)
1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
½ tbsp Tamari
1 tsp Fish Sauce
5mm Fresh Ginger (peeled and chopped)
½ Red Chilli (diced)
1 tsp Maple Syrup or Coconut Sugar
2 tbsp Chopped Coriander
Optional Toppings – Crispy Shallots

Green Goodness Chickpeas
Green Goodness Chickpeas

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1 – Marinade Steak

Remove the steak from the fridge. Combine all of the marinade ingredients together in a bowl and add it to the steak. Massage the marinade into the steak and leave it to marinade for 30 minutes.

Step 2 – Prepare Chopped Salad

Prepare all of the chopped salad ingredients by shredding, grating, chopping, peeling and slicing the ingredients to however you wish. 

Step 3 – Cook The Steak & Plate Up

Heat a frying pan up to a high heat and add a dash of oil. Depending on the thickness of the steak, fry the steak for 1.5-3 minutes on each side and depending on how you like your steak cooked. Allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes before slicing it.

Arrange the chopped salad on a plate, top with the sliced beef and pour the dressing all over the plate.

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